above > entrance installation, chicago designer ania jaworska
welcoming visitors into the main venue of the biennial, this bright, brash yellow installation has consumed a smaller, much less interesting chicago cultural centre reception desk. architect ania jaworska interrogates traditional architectural classification by subverting the physical and historic forms of the arch and the column until they are almost unrecognisable – her column provides no support and her arch creates a physical boundary instead of an entranceway. the abstract, yet functional work is a structural hybrid that challenges and almost overrides its environment in the impressively ornate chicago cultural centre entranceway.
chicago cultural center, 78 e washington street
the second edition of the chicago architecture biennial (cab) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in north america, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. this year’s biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “make new history.” artistic directors sharon johnston and mark lee have selected architects and artists whose eye-opening creations will invite the public to explore how the latest architecture can and will make new history in places around the world. the main exhibition is free and open to the public from september 16, 2017 through january 7, 2018. we are particularly proud to premiere our opening in 2017 in alignment with expo chicago.